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Upgraded brakes and gears
#141295 Mon May 30 2005 06:25 PM
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OlBlue Offline OP
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Recently bought this rear axle for installation in my '38 ton and a half whenever I get around to picking up that project.

Width across the axle flanges is 66.5". Weight rating is 11,000 lbs. Gear ratio is 4.63. Wheel bolt circle is 10 on 7.25", wheel hub pilot is 5.25" in diameter.

It is a Dana 80 from a '99 1/2 GM truck according to the assembly numbers on it. The Dana websight has Parts Lists and Service Manuals on line for it. This rear end appears to be popular with the 4 wheeling crowd so there are lots of parts/tools available for it.

Motorhome / 3500HD rear axle


'38 Chevy 1-1/2 ton
'49 Chevy 1/2 ton
'54 Chevy 6400 2 ton
'55.2 GMC 3/4 ton
'56 GMC 1-ton

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Re: Upgraded brakes and gears
#141296 Mon May 30 2005 09:29 PM
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looks nice, whatcha gonna do for brakes on the front?

Do a search on this site for Dana 70HD. I did a similar swap on my truck, you will find some pictures and discussion about it.

Have fun,
Grigg


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals [stovebolt.com]
1948 Chevrolet 6400 [stovebolt.com] - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup [stovebolt.com]
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"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: Upgraded brakes and gears
#141297 Thu Jun 02 2005 04:05 AM
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OlBlue Offline OP
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grigg,

I'm thinking of adapting front spindles and brakes from the same vintage truck to the front axle. Another bolter here (Winky) has had it done so I know it's possible.

Sorry about the delay getting back, I'm on the road for work again.


'38 Chevy 1-1/2 ton
'49 Chevy 1/2 ton
'54 Chevy 6400 2 ton
'55.2 GMC 3/4 ton
'56 GMC 1-ton

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Re: Upgraded brakes and gears
#141298 Sat Jun 04 2005 03:20 AM
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sure did, I have a rolling frame now with 4 wheel disc brakes. smile The spring perch for rear axle was cut off and moved out about 1/2 inch,still has room for brake lines. Old rims can be used by changing center hole.New wheels look just as good.Hard core might see the difference. cool

Re: Upgraded brakes and gears
#141299 Sat Jun 04 2005 09:35 AM
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Winky,how'd you do your front brakes? Were you able to keep the stock axle,or did you have to adapt the newer one in?


1954 GMC 350
1957 GMC 1/2 ton
1962 Chevy C-30
1952 Chevy 6400 dump bed project truck
'98 Harley FLSTC
'66 Pontiac Catalina
'76 Chevy 1 ton Duallie
'84 Bronco II
'78 Dodge W-200
'81 Toyota 4X4 truck
Re: Upgraded brakes and gears
#141300 Sat Jun 04 2005 11:44 PM
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Posts: 9,146
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As you may know I adapted an entire front axle.
But I was at a truck show yesterday and saw one with adapted spindles with the old I-beam, disc brakes all the way around. E-mail me and I can send you a few pictures of the truck at the show.
Grigg


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals [stovebolt.com]
1948 Chevrolet 6400 [stovebolt.com] - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup [stovebolt.com]
---All pictures [picasaweb.google.com]---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: Upgraded brakes and gears
#141301 Sun Jun 05 2005 06:35 PM
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Posts: 30
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I used my old/orig front axel because I dont feel very good about welding an axel back together. I took spindles from p30 and axel to shop for new kingpins he rebushed to fit.I have lots of picts I posted before,search should turn them up,if you cant find let me know I will post again.I think it cost about 500 bucks for machine work,spindles,kingpins. new tie rods are needed [take from p30 ] shorten cross tube on passenger side,it has right hand threads. cool


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